Directions (Q. No. 1 – 10): In the following questions, you have been given passage. In the passage some of the words have been left out. First, read the passage over and try to understand what it is about. Then fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given.
One day when I was in the fifthstandard at the Rameswaram Elementary School, a new teacher came to our class. I used to _____ (1) a cap which _____ (2) me as a Muslim, and I always sat in the front row next to Ramanadha Sastry, who wore a _____ (3) thread. The new teacher could not stomach a Hindu priest’s son sitting with a Muslim boy. In accordance ____ (4) our social ranking as the new teacher saw it, I was asked to go and sit on the back bench. I felt very sad, and so did Ramanadha Sastry. He looked _____(5) downcast as I shifted to my seat in the last row. The image of him weeping when I shifted to the last row left a lasting impression on me. After school, we went home and told our _____ (6) parents about the incident. Lakshmana Sastry summoned the teacher, and in our presence, told the teacher that he should not spread the poison of social _____ (7) and communal intolerance in the minds of _____ (8) children. He bluntly asked the teacher to either _____ (9) or quit the school and the island. Not only did the teacher regret his behavior, but the strong sense of conviction Lakshmana Sastry conveyed _____ (10) reformed this young teacher.
(D) grown up